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Memorial of July 7 Students Demonstration in Myanmar

Jul 25, 2021

We are a group of ethnic people from Myanmar and a collection of other democracy activists. Today, we are holding a democracy and freedom rights demonstration in front of the Myanmar Embassy. This is in memorial of July 7, 1962 the outbreak of students’ demonstration in Myanmar. It was the first students’ mass protest in post-independence. Eventually, students protested against dictatorship and the policy of the new military regime of Ne Win...Read more at >> Press Release

India practices secularism, democracy and pluralism: RSS chief Bhagwat

Jul 22, 2021

India does not only preach but practices secularism, democracy and pluralism as the great nation follows the oncept of vasudhaiva kutumbakam (world is one). Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat, while inaugurating a book titled ‘Citizenship Debate over NRC & CAA: Assam and the Politics of History’ in the city on Wednesday also stated that Indian citizens do not need to learn the concept of inclusiveness from other nations.....Read more at >> Asia-Pacific

Stop coup d'etat in Myanmar

Apr 25, 2021

We are a group of ethnic people from Myanmar and a collection of other democracy activists. Today, we are holding a democracy and freedom rights demonstration in front of the Myanmar Embassy. This is the campaign against military coup in Myanmar. Eventually, our protested led against dictatorship and the policy of the military interference in the country. The Myanmar military have not respected the Panglong agreement and the “Union Nation.” There was attempted 1958 coup and followed by 1962 coup completely....Read more at >> Campaign

AAPI Urges Government To Proactively Prevent Attacks on Asian Americans

March 23, 2021

“AAPI wants to express our deep concerns and anguish about the violence the nation has witnessed against people of Asian origin,” Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda, President of American Association of Physicians of India Origin (AAPI) said here today. In a statement issued here Dr. Jonnalagadda condemned the incidents of growing violence, and said, “We at AAPI, the largest ethnic medical organization in the nation, urge the federal, state and local Governments to make all the efforts possible to prevent violence against Asian Americans and all those innocent people around the nation who continue to suffer due to violence, harassment and discrimination.” A coalition tracking reports of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans says it has received at least 3,795 firsthand complaints since last year....Read more at >> America

Influence of Sanskrit in Naming the Eight Sisters of North East India

By Madhu Chandra

Originally known as the Sven Sisters of North East India and Sikkim was added to its eighth state recently and soon after India got independent, the first home minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was assigned the task of unifying the independent kingdoms into the union territory of India and successfully it was done to the north-eastern states as well. The statehoods were given to Assam in 1947, Nagaland in 1963, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, and Sikkim in 1975, Arunachal Pradesh, and Mizoram in 1987. Earlier Manipur and Tripura were merged in the Union Territory of India in 1956 and Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh in 1971. The name of the place, people, and things and languages are the identities of the people and tribe and these names and languages identify the nationality....Read more at >> Art & Living

DELETING RACISM: News from the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association

19 March 2021

Poland’s largest ad platform OLX and the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association have partnered together to monitor and delete sales of racist, fascist and antisemitic propaganda items. In the joint declaration, both sides commit to act in line with Polish and international law and in particular with the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination. OLX is owned by the South African technological corporation Naspers. In the first weeks of the partnership, OLX, acting on the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association’s recommendations, deleted 655 offers of neo-nazi gadgets,...Read more at >> Africa/Middle East

Concern expressed over complete net-down in Myanmar

Special Contribution
By Nava Thakuria

Guwahati: After the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February 2021, the junta has now cut down internet services across the south-east Asian country from Monday (15 February) seemingly to start an aggressive military action against millions of pro-democracy Burmese protesters and thus put their securities in danger, stated Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), a Switzerland based media watchdog.....Read more at >> Opinion

Heart Disease and Sudden Cardiac Arrests

Special Contribution
By Vemuri S. Murthy

February is the “American Heart Month” to raise awareness of heart disease and promote “Healthy Heart” lifestyles. Heart disease is the number one Global Public Health problem. South Asians are at a four-times greater risk of heart disease than their western counterparts and have a greater chance of having a heart attack before 50 years of age. Heart attacks strike South Asian Men and Women at younger ages, and as a result, both morbidity and mortality are higher among them compared to any other ethnic group. They tend to develop heart disease ten years earlier than other groups. Almost one in three in this group may die from heart disease before 65 years of age. In India, heart disease remains the number one cause of death. Common risk factors are smoking and a diet high in sugar, salt, refined grains, and fat....Read more at >> Interview Story

North Korea: Enslavement and “other inhumane acts”

Jan 11, 2021
OHCHR is gravely concerned by credible accounts of forced labour under exceptionally harsh conditions within the ordinary prison system, which may amount to the crime against humanity of enslavement. While international law can allow for hard labour as punishment for crimes when issued by a competent court in a fair trial, as long as its implementation is consistent with other human rights, the commission of inquiry noted that “the extraction of forced labour can amount to enslavement...Read more at >> Refugee

Guwahati Book Fair: Bringing solace to pandemic-hit book publishers

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UP Govt must end arbitrary detentions, withdraw pending FIRs against activists

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Saving the Amazon of East

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North Korea's the Special Rapporteur

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2018 Sunyu8 Island International Festival

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to address AAPI delegates during AAPI Convention in Ohio

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European Parliament condemns the deterioration of civil and political rights in Vietnam

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The Global Digest 2015 (English) Special Issue is available now.

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